The loss of life and property in the cloudburst in Doda district last evening could have been averted had the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) taken timely steps and installed modern weather forecasting equipment in the state.

Even after the cloudburst of Leh last year in which nearly 179 persons were killed and about 400 injured, the state office of the IMD continues to be without any eq

One more World Environment Day passed today, but the state government